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Jul 27, 2006 11:09 PM

San Francisco Steak House?

My boyfriend is planning a bachelor party, and they want to have a
"manly" dinner at a steakhouse in SF. I've read some old posts on the subject, but would love some fresh input. The plan now is to go to Harris'. Is Acme much better? If so, is it clubby enough? Most of the group is not picky, but the groom is a bit of a foodie. This is not my area of dining expertise! Thanks for your help.

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  1. Alfred's is probably the men's-clubbiest. Acme's not at all.

    1. Alfred's, Bob's, Morton's, HOPR, John's Grill, Harris'. Also The Big Four is a good bachelor-party dinner destination.

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      1. re: Maya

        What's Bob's?

        House of Prime Rib is great but not a steak house.

        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          A Texas steakhouse with a location in SF's Omni Hotel.

          Here's the website, but the SF menu isn't on it.

          I've emailed the manager before asking for the menu but no response.

            1. re: Melanie Wong

              I've been to Bob's and it's nothing special. Plus, it's hard to shake the feeling that you're in a hotel and everyone is on expense accounts (including me when I was there). They also give you a whole cooked carrot as a side dish that's supposed to their "thing" but instead comes across as just weird and overly sweet.

        2. You could try Joe Dimaggio's Chop House. Dimaggio, baseball, Marilyn Monroe, 40s/50s era swank.

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          1. re: Scott M

            Had a friend in town from Dallas and he took his son to DiMaggio's. He pronounced it a solid "A", loved it.

            1. re: rtmonty

              DiMaggio's is part of a small chain based in Walnut Creek that also runs the similar (as regards food) Bing Crosby's and McCovey's in Walnut Creek.

              1. re: Robert Lauriston

                I'd call it more of a "Group" than a chain. The Menus are quite different. The celebrity theme seems to be the only common element.

                I was skeptical, but the initial reviews of DiMaggios have been strongly positive.

          2. you could go to mortons for a big slab of prime beef.

            1. there is also bobo's on Lombard. a friend hosted a bachelor party at Izzy's. they were not thrown out for putting on masks of the groom's face.